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An Infamous ArmyThis was the first book I have ever read that was written by Georgette Heyer I can see why her work is so loved It was very well written and much attention was given to detail which I always enjoy She ut much work it into it while still allowing me to use my imagination to a oint that was satisfactory for me While I m far from an expert on the Duke of Wellington or Waterloo I still think the military aspects of the story were very well on the Duke of Wellington or Waterloo I still think the military aspects of the story were very well and appreciate the research Heyer ut into it all My favorite characters were robably Colonel Audley himself the Duke of course and Barbara s brother Lord George view spoilerWhen George was brought in something in my mind hoped he would get some attention in the book as it went on and I was actually happy to find he and Lucy were married For some reason I love the idea of opposite sorts of eople getting together I ll a What did I know about the battle of Waterloo rior to reading this novel Nothing Nothing at all I didn t even know who the Duke of Wellington was But thanks to this wonderful masterpiece by Heyer I now feel a lot educated This was just brilliant The main character Captain Audley was in my opinion extremely appealing and the wonder is that he fell in love so uickly with the outrageous Lady Barbara Bab was an excellent character and in true Alastair fashion incredibly notorious but she was so different from the kind respected Captain Audley that I really wondered what on earth he saw in her that attracted him so much except for the fact that she is divinely beautiful but since Audley is supposed to she is divinely beautiful but since Audley is supposed to sense than to fall in love with a woman because of her appearance one really wonders Nevertheless they have a beautiful love story uite la Heyer and as the war rages and Barbara starts to show a compassionate side I was actually uite in favour of her match with Captain AudleyAs for the actual historical art of An Infamous Army Heyer s retelling of the battle of Waterloo was so detailed so intense and so overpowering that I felt as though as I was right there on the battlefield with the Duke of Wellington who seemed to be everywhere at once without getting hit Captain Audley who had to deliver endless messages through the masses of dead bodies and abandoned euipment and the whole of the Allied forces struggling to hold the line against the French troops Since the "Battle Doesn T Happen "doesn t happen about 34 of the book I was beginning to doubt whether or not Heyer meant to describe actual battlefield action and well to be sure it was a lot better than I had imaginedI enjoyed the military descriptions rior to battle very much as well It was great to see how the Duke was getting ready I remember that Lady Worth was surprised at his giving balls and enjoying himself out of office but I don t blame him in the least It must have been very hard to be in charge of the army and I think he needed to go to balls and all that in order to stay sane I liked his relationship with his fellow aides de camp whom he called his family It created such a nice sense of unity and collaboration One could tell that even though the Duke was above them in terms of social classes and military grades they were all good friends and went beyond their employee employer relationshipThat being said however Wellington s strong bonds with his co workers only made it all the sad when some of them died As good as An Infamous Army is it remains a war novel and war novels are wellvery sad I wanted to cry every time an important military died Though his staff fell about him he continued to ride up and down his lines rallying failing troops restraining men who maddened by the rain of deadly shot could hardly be kept from launching themselves through the smoke in a desperate charge against their ersecutors Wait a little longer my lads you shall have at them Times of Bede presently heromised By God I thought I had heard enough of this man but he far surpasses my expectations Uxbridge exclaimed It is not a man but a god Wellington was expected by the Frühjahr 1815 Mitten in den Wiener Kongress latzt die Schreckensbotschaft Napoleon ist zurückgekehrt Dem gesellschaftlichen Leben in Brüssel tut dies indes keinen Abbruch vertraut man dort doch auf die Kriegskünste des. Russels The Runaway Prophet Jonah Study Guide 1998 population as some kind of demi god He didn t turn out to be what they had expected when he firstuts an appearance at a gathering in Brussels in the beginning Well had all these Književna groupie 2: Strovaljivanje people seen him fight on the battlefield they would have thought like UxbridgeHonestlyeople back in the days greatly surprised me sometimes Everyone comes to Brussels before the war when they can be of no articular use but simply want a little bit of action but not too much and amusement and they all FLEE during the war when they actually have the chance to help the wounded soldiers who come back in the city looking for help and shelter Like Lord Worth said My opinion of the human race has never been high but the antics that are being erformed at this moment exceed every expectation of folly with which I had reviously indulged my fancy I read Heyer for romance This book was not what I expected Too much military and hard to understandREVIEWER S OPINIONI think it might be better to READ this book rather than LISTEN to it as an audiobook It was hard to understand all the military lanning and battle action an audiobook It was hard to understand all the military Reality Hunger: A Manifesto. David Shields planning and battle action needed to see diagrams andictures It was also hard to follow the various officers names by listening as opposed to reading I understand the author did a lot of research in order to be accurate about the Battle of Waterloo The narrator spoke too fast for me which did not helpI may be off on my Learner Strategies in Language Learning percentages but it feels like half the book is about a relationship between an army officer and a widow The other half is about militarylanning and fighting the Battle of Waterloo This is NOT for someone wanting interesting and fully developed romantic relationships I never understood what they saw in each other It was just instant attraction at first sightTwo characters in this story Barbara and George are "the grandchildren of characters in Devil s Cub You do NOT need to read that book in advance This is definitely "grandchildren of characters in Devil s Cub You do NOT need to read that book in advance This is definitely stand alone bookThere is a mystery about Lucy and her love interest a minor third story I can t remember how that was resolved or even if it was It needed explanation or it could be my own bad memorySTORY BRIEFColonel Audley sees Barbara at a ball and falls in love at first sight Barbara is a notorious widow who is unlikeable mean vain and spoiled She is beautiful and loves to flirt She falls for the Colonel as well but her bad behavior causes Dangerously Placed problems Lucy is sad and we don t know why until much later in the book The Battle of Waterloo is the second story Colonel Audley isart of the actionDATAUnabridged audiobook length 14 hours Narrator Claire Higgins Swearing language none Sexual content none Setting 1815 Brussels and Waterloo Belgium Book Published 1937 Genre historical military fiction with a side of romance This is exactly the bracing kind of story I needed Jolly good fun as the general opulation of characters in this book would say Georgette Heyer has always been good at adventure stories set amongst the British upper class but in this she has far outdone herself Her research is astounding The second half of the book largely consists of an enormously through about 150 ages long Paradise Run play bylay account of the battle of Waterloo and its immediate lead up and aftermath Heyer seems to know every small action every commander each failed and successful strategy on both sides not to mention her unbelievable knowledge of 19th century warfare and British army cant of the time This art of the novel reads like something between a history tome and the narrative novel that its supposed to be I certainly didn t know about 34 of any of the stuff in there I think her main character Charles Audley one of the aides de camp to Wellington was about the only erson who was invented In further raise I think Charles and Barbara are one of the realistic couples she s created and each of them three dimensional and changing throughout the course of the story Their love is somewhat unmotivated at first but if you just accept it there s no fault to be found thereafte. Herzogs von Wellington der soeben aus Wien eingetroffen ist Zum Generalstab des Feldmarschalls zählt auch der junge schneidige Charles Audley dessen Schwägerin sich nun eifrig daran macht für ihn eine gute Partie zu suc. .

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R with it The first half of the novel is wonderful in the fact that it combines the farcical romance stories that she does so well and weaves in hints of the the fact that it combines the farcical romance stories that she does so well and weaves in hints of the drama to come over the course of it It really creates a sense of the hysteria and surreality of being in society in Brussels before the battle of Waterloo one second at balls the next wondering when the cannons will fire on you I wouldn t think of this as a romance novel whatever it may say on the back "Of The Book Romance "the book Romance don t discuss battles and histories for 150 ages and hint at it for the rest Also The character of Wellington is wonderful well researched and not idealized in the slightest She used many of his dispatches from the battle to make him even realistic The only thing I would comment on as a Dignity Rising 1: Gefesselte Seelen problem is that the romance and the description of Waterloo don t uite go together It s like one story ends and entirely different one begins when the second half starts with some of the same characters Then for the last 30ages the first one starts up again wrapping up all the storylines from the first The Book of Mordred part of the novel affected by the outcome of Waterloo Were it not for Audley the two would seem to have no connection at all It did need to flow better anderhaps not have uite so serious a shift in tone It was a little extreme I was jolted and I had to step back and take a breath before resuming after being Oracle R12 Applications DBA Field Guide plunged headfirst into 19th century military strategy PS For you fans of Heyer s These Old Shades one of my favorites and Devil s Cub Barbara is Dominic and Mary s granddaughter the couple from Devil s Cub and they make an appearance Bonus This was a bit of a mash upart romance with an unpleasantly self absorbed heroine Wie war das noch? Schulwissen, neu aufpoliert part history lesson meticulously researched and well told The story opens in Brussels on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo as British and allied European forcesrepare to confront a resurgent Napoleon The Duke of Wellington is in command of the British troops who are too few and unseasoned Heyer captures the sense of feverish gaiety that grips this city on the brink of war Wellington s staff work madly to assemble troops and euipment by day then dance til dawn at glittering Hidden Boundaries parties At the Duchess of Richmond s ball held the night of 15 June 1815 the 42nd Royal Highlanders and the 92nd Foot danced reels and strathspeys to the music of their ownipesthe weird sound of the ipes began and the Highlanders came marching in with their kilts swinging tartans swept over their left shoulders huge white sporrans bobbing and the red cheuered atterns of their stockings twinkling in the uick steps of the reel A message arrives for Wellington who lans the next day s stand at uatre Bras and the men take their leave The Highland Brigade came marching through the Place in the first rays of sunlightIn just a few hours those Highlanders would face the French in a battle that would cost the lives of over 8000 menThat was only the beginning and two days later the British and their allies would fight Napoleon s finest in the rain soaked fields outside a small village called Waterloo Heyer s descriptions of Waterloo are moving the glory the desperate courage the chaos the "Hideous Pain Of The Injured "pain of the injured men and horses It s all there and very real and it was as Wellington would say later the nearest run thing you ever saw in your lifeI also learned a great deal about the way war was fought in those days For example infantry suares like these were remarkably effective defenses against cavalry chargesAs for the romanceI think the book would have been better off without it Lady Barbara Child was so selfish and reckless that even her bravery helping with the wounded could not reconcile me to her Sadly many of the characters seem rather dull including some old friends from earlier Alastair Audley books Not my favorite Heyer but an interesting read for fans of military historyContent rating PG for mature themes and graphic descriptions of warJune 2015 Georgette Heyer group rea. Hen Unterdessen lernt Charles auf einem Ball allerdings die ebenso hinreißende wie verruchte Lady Barbara kennen Zum Entsetzen der ganzen Familie hält er um ihre Hand an Doch da kommt es zu der alles entscheidenden Schlac.